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Stephen L. Farris
Patent Agent

STEPHEN L. FARRIS is a patent agent in Taft’s Indianapolis office and is registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). His extensive experience includes patent preparation and prosecution, litigation support and drafting opinions related to the electrical and mechanical arts. Stephen is licensed to represent both foreign and domestic clients before the USPTO.

Prior to private practice, Stephen worked at General Motors, where he managed and led engineering teams to develop advanced technology solutions. While at GM, he gained more than 15 years of engineering experience with complex electro-mechanical systems, including hybrid/electric vehicle control systems, PEM fuel cells and advanced energy storage systems.

Stephen earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering technology from Purdue University – Indianapolis. He received his M.B.A. in the management of technology from Ellis University in Chicago. Stephen serves as president of Winning Experiences, a non-profit that offers enlightening cultural, educational and social opportunities that transform the way individuals perceive their abilities, possibilities and environments.

U.S. Patents and Published Application
  • “Circulation Check for Fuel Cell Coolant” U.S. Patent No. 8,158,296; April 17, 2012
  • “Homogenous Thermal Coolant Cycling” U.S. Patent No.7,906,244; March 15, 2011
  • “Circulation Check for Fuel Cell Coolant” U.S. Patent No. 7,781,113; April 24, 2010
  • “Control Apparatus to Improve Start Up Time In A PEM Fuel Cell Power Module” U.S. Publication No. US20060099469; May 11, 2006